Florence Gordon | Washington Independent Review of Books

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An Interview with Karim Dimechkie | Washington Independent Review of Books

The Washington Independent Review of Books will hold its fifth annualFriday night and Saturday, April 28-29, 2017, and we hope you’ll join us for what promises to be our best event yet. Here are just a few of the reasons you won’t want to miss it:


A Look Ahead: 10/18/15 | Washington Independent Review of Books

Visit the Independent at Politics and Prose this Friday! | Washington Independent Review of Books

One of the few equivocal responses to the book was a review by Jennifer Margulis that ran last October in the Washington Independent Review of Books (remember the word “independent,” which will soon go belly up). Headlined “This heartfelt ode to inoculations dismisses concerns about vaccines,” it begins:


Holly Smith is managing editor of the Washington Independent Review of Books (WIRO). Holly received notification that, "The United States has selected [WIRO] for inclusion in its web archives," recognizing WIRO as, "an important part [its] collection and the historical record."“Morais lovingly renders both the country inn where [Reverend] Oda grew up and the Little Calabria neighborhood in Brooklyn. Buddhaland Brooklyn is best enjoyed as a slow read. The world Morais creates for Oda and the reader is quirky and enchanting. His recurring rumination on the meaning of enlightenment and acceptance is worth savoring.” – The Washington Independent Review of Books.